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October 31, 2006

Poet Anne Marie Macari to Read at Smith

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Smith College’s Poetry Center will present poet Anne Marie Macari at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in  Stoddard Auditorium. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Macari is a questioner, truth-seeker, modern soothsayer and, in the words of poet Tony Hoagland, “the latest ambassador of a great lineage of strong poets whose subject is blood-knowledge.”  Late poet Robert Creeley noted in his introduction to Macari’s “Ivory Cradle,” which won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, “The wonders here are those of perception, intuition, union, separation—all the emotions these provoke. Anger, despair, but also joy, love in its flooding recognitions, relief in the world’s insistent substance.”

Macari’s second book, “Gloryland,” dubbed “sumptuously visceral” by Publisher’s Weekly, re-examines motherhood, death, birth and rebirth, drawing on religious and secular creation myths to enact a feminist religion.

Winner of Five Points’ James Dickey Prize for Poetry, Macari has published widely in journals, including The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Bloomsbury Review and Shenandoah. A graduate of Oberlin College, she holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Macari is on the core faculty at New England College’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Poetry and the Prague Summer Workshops. She lives in New Jersey.

Macari’s reading, which is supported by the Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender, will be followed by a book sale and signing. For further information, call Cindy Furtek at (413) 585-4891 or Ellen Doré Watson, Poetry Center director, at (413) 585-3368.

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